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Physics, Minor

Saint Louis University offers minors in physics through both the College of Arts and Sciences and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

The minor through the College of Arts and Sciences requires 18 credits of physics. The minor at Parks College requires 22 credits of physics.

Program Requirements (College of Arts and Sciences)

Required Courses
PHYS 1610
PHYS 1620
University Physics I
and University Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1630
PHYS 1640
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory
4
PHYS 2610
PHYS 2620
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Lab
4
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
PHYS 3110
Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3120
Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3310
Optics
PHYS 3320
Optics Laboratory
PHYS 3410
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 3510
Analog & Digital Electronics
PHYS 3610
Atomic, Molecular and Solid-State Physics
PHYS 3860
Physics Research I
PHYS 3910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 3915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 3980
Independent Study
PHYS 4010
Nanoscience and Nanofabrication Frontiers
PHYS 4020
Experimental Physics
PHYS 4110
Intro to Biophysics
PHYS 4210
Electricity & Magnetism I
PHYS 4220
Electricity & Magnetism II
PHYS 4410
General Relativity
PHYS 4610
Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4620
Application of Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4840
Senior Inquiry: Thesis
PHYS 4870
Physics Research II
PHYS 4880
Senior Inquiry: Research Project
PHYS 4890
Senior Inquiry: Comprehensive Examination
PHYS 4910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 4915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 4930
Special Topics
Total Credits18

Program Requirements (Parks College)

Required Courses
PHYS 1610
PHYS 1620
University Physics I
and University Physics I Laboratory
4
PHYS 1630
PHYS 1640
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory
4
PHYS 2610
PHYS 2620
Modern Physics
and Modern Physics Lab
4
Elective Courses
Select three of the following (one with lab):10
PHYS 3110
Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3120
Advanced Classical Mechanics
PHYS 3310
Optics
PHYS 3320
Optics Laboratory
PHYS 3410
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 3510
Analog & Digital Electronics
PHYS 3610
Atomic, Molecular and Solid-State Physics
PHYS 3860
Physics Research I
PHYS 3910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 3915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 3980
Independent Study
PHYS 4010
Nanoscience and Nanofabrication Frontiers
PHYS 4020
Experimental Physics
PHYS 4110
Intro to Biophysics
PHYS 4210
Electricity & Magnetism I
PHYS 4220
Electricity & Magnetism II
PHYS 4410
General Relativity
PHYS 4610
Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4620
Application of Quantum Mechanics
PHYS 4840
Senior Inquiry: Thesis
PHYS 4870
Physics Research II
PHYS 4880
Senior Inquiry: Research Project
PHYS 4890
Senior Inquiry: Comprehensive Examination
PHYS 4910
Co-Op with Industry
PHYS 4915
Internship with Industry
PHYS 4930
Special Topics
Total Credits22

Continuation Standards

Students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 in physics minor coursework to be retained in the minor.